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Comparative Assessment of Peer Review: Project Outcomes Report

Description: This report discusses the Comparative Assessment of Peer Review (CAPR) project outcomes. The authors investigate the review process for agencies that fund scientific research.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Frodeman, Robert; Holbrook, J. Britt; Moen, William E.; Burggren, Warren W. & Mitcham, Carl
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age

Description: The conference report to the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act mandated that the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) conduct a broad operational review of GPO to (1) update past studies of GPO operations; (2) examine the feasibility of GPO continuing to perform executive branch printing; and (3) identify additional cost saving operational alternatives beyond those that GPO has already implemented.The Academy formed a five-member Panel of Fellows to conduct a ten-month study of the agency’s current role, its operations, and its future direction. The Panel determined that the federal government in the digital age must continue to ensure that the public has permanent access to authentic government information and that GPO has a critical role to play in meeting this need. GPO leaders have made significant progress in “rebooting” the agency from a print-centric to a content-centric focus, but the agency needs to make further business and operational changes. The Panel issued fifteen recommendations intended to position the federal government for the digital age, strengthen GPO’s business model, and further GPO’s continuing transformation. Among other things, the Panel recommended that Congress establish an inter-agency process to develop a government-wide strategy for managing the life-cycle of digital government information; GPO should provide an expanded set of services supporting the life cycle management of digital government information; GPO and Congress should explore alternative funding models for the Federal Digital System; and GPO should continue to perform executive branch printing, while further reducing costs and improving service to customers.
Date: January 2013
Creator: National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Classification Of The End-Of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices To Web Archives

Description: This is the final report for the EOTCD project, which is formally titled 'Classification of the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Collection Development Practices to Web Archives.' The project commenced December 1, 2009 and ended November 30, 2012. The overview includes background information about the End of Term (EOT) 2008 Archive and a brief description of the activities conducted in the project's four work areas. Following the Overview there are three sections: Goals Accomplished; Significant Findings and Accomplishments; and Project Achievements.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Murray, Kathleen R. & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries
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University of North Texas Investment Portfolio Summary: For The Period Ending November 30, 2012

Description: Quarterly investment report from the University of North Texas includes information for the quarter ending in November 2012 regarding deposits, bonds, endowments, and other financial investments. Information is broken down in tables and compiled into charts and graphs.
Date: February 2013
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Mapping the Southwest: Final Performance Report

Description: This report documents the Mapping the Southwest project, led by the University of North Texas (UNT) and with their partner, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This final report briefly describes the Mapping the Southwest project activities and accomplishments in six work areas, and provides a discussion of achievements, issues faced and resolved, and lessons learned that may be of benefit to others. Additional detail is provided in some areas with appendices.
Date: July 31, 2013
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Hidden Collections Redux: Summer 2013

Description: This report is offers an update on the hidden collections at the UNT Libraries. Its purpose is to serve as a true representation of the collections in the UNT Libraries with little or no access.
Date: 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian; Parks, Sue; Phillips, Mark Edward & Sears, Suzanne
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Demand Controlled Ventilation using CO₂ Sensors in a Wireless Sensor Network

Description: This report discusses research on demand controlled ventilation using CO₂ sensors in a wireless sensor network. The focus of this research project was to investigate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring technologies, government regulations and policies, and best practices to improve IAQ. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Parsons, David; Jordan, Georgette; Li, Xinrong; Thompson, Ruthanne & Abraham, Sherin
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Description: This report discusses research on cooperation of autonomous NXT robots using Bluetooth wireless technology. The research project consisted of using Bluetooth technology to coordinate movements between two agents. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Bell, Jesse; Freeman, Elizabeth; Namuduri, Kamesh & Costilla, Omar
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets

Description: This report discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
Date: 2013
Creator: Bih, Michael; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kollipara, Naveen & Kulle, Gregory
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Solar Powered PIR Security System to Monitor Wildlife

Description: This poster discusses research on building a solar powered PIR security system to monitor wildlife. Researchers introduce the concept of off-grid wildlife video monitoring using a security system, a microcontroller, passive infrared motion sensor and the solar panels with a battery bank.
Date: 2013
Creator: Jones, Raechelle; Meyer, Chelsea; Wolf, Lori; Acevedo, Miguel F. & Williams, Jennifer
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Exhibits @ UNT. An Implementation Proposal

Description: Report for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries proposing new methods and ideas for displaying online exhibits.
Date: July 10, 2013
Creator: Hicks, William
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Description: This report explains what the Social Security trust funds are and how they work. It describes the historical operations of the trust funds and the Social Security trustees' projections of future operations. It explains what could happen if Congress allowed the trust funds to run out. It also analyzes two scenarios that assume Congress waits until the moment of insolvency to act, showing the magnitude of benefit cuts or tax increases needed and how such changes would affect beneficiaries.
Date: October 21, 2013
Creator: Scott, Christine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

Description: Report that provides background on China's economic rise; describes its current economic structure; identifies the challenges China faces to maintain economic growth; and discusses the challenges, opportunities, and implications of China's economic rise for the United States.
Date: July 3, 2013
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

Description: Report that provides background on China's economic rise; describes its current economic structure; identifies the challenges China faces to maintain economic growth; and discusses the challenges, opportunities, and implications of China's economic rise for the United States.
Date: July 23, 2013
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China's Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

Description: This report provides background on China's economic rise; describes its current economic structure; identifies the challenges China faces to maintain economic growth; and discusses the challenges, opportunities, and implications of China's economic rise for the United States.
Date: September 5, 2013
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

Description: Report that discusses the U.S.-China economic relationship and China's rapid expansion as a global economic market, both with respect to the current global economic crisis. It also examines major U.S.-China trade issues and related legislation.
Date: July 17, 2013
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

Description: This report answers several frequently asked questions about military health care, including: how the system is structured, a TRICARE summary, TRICARE eligibility and plan options, cost of military health care to beneficiaries, relationship of TRICARE to MEDICARE, how the Affordable Care Act affects TRICARE, long-term trends of defense health care costs, and a summary of the fund which funds TRICARE.
Date: July 24, 2013
Creator: Jansen, Don J. & Blakeley, Katherine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

Description: Report that answers several frequently asked questions about military health care, including: how the system is structured, a TRICARE summary, TRICARE eligibility and plan options, cost of military health care to beneficiaries, relationship of TRICARE to MEDICARE, how the Affordable Care Act affects TRICARE, long-term trends of defense health care costs, and a summary of the fund which funds TRICARE.
Date: June 19, 2013
Creator: Jansen, Don J. & Blakeley, Katherine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding, and Activities

Description: This report discusses the federal government's role in the country's information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) activities. The government's support of IT R&D began because it had an important interest in creating computers and software that would be capable of addressing the problems and issues the government needed to solve and study.
Date: October 22, 2013
Creator: Figliola, Patricia Moloney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

Description: This report reviews the ongoing programs that will affect the expected size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force structure. It begins with an overview of this force structure during the Cold War, and summarizes the reductions and changes that have occurred since 1991. It then offers details about each category of delivery vehicle--land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and heavy bombers--focusing on their current deployments and ongoing and planned modernization programs. The report concludes with a discussion of issues related to decisions about the future size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force.
Date: October 22, 2013
Creator: Woolf, Amy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular "plug-and-fight" mission packages for countering mines, small boats, and diesel-electric submarines, particularly in littoral (i.e., near-shore) waters.
Date: August 6, 2013
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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